Learn about last alarms, retirements, and promotions in the Honolulu Fire Department.

Identification Cards

Retirees who wish to obtain an identification card should call 723-7137 to make an appointment.

Should you have questions, please call the Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120.

Last Alarms

Fire Fighter I Keith Kauwe

  • Date of Passing: April 4, 2023
  • Last Assignment: Engine 27, 2nd Platoon
  • Served: 23 years, 2 months
  • Memorial Service
    • Visitation will begin at 0900 hours on June 13, 2023, at the St. George Catholic Church, which is located at 41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway.

    • The service will begin at 1045 hours.

Assistant Chief Wayne Nojiri

  • Date of Passing: March 5, 2023
  • Last Assignment: Fire Operations
  • Served: 31 years, 10 months
  • Memorial Service
    • Visitation will begin at 1500 hours on June 10, 2023, at the Hosoi Garden Mortuary, which is located at 30 North Kukui Street.

    • The service will begin at 1600 hours.

Fire Capt. Harold Ano

  • Date of Passing: April 12, 2023
  • Last Assignment: Engine 34, 1st Platoon
  • Served: 36 years 
  • Memorial Service
    • Visitation will begin at 1100 hours on May 19, 2023, the Oahu Cemetery Chapel, which is located at 2162 Nuuanu Avenue.

    • The service will begin at 1230 hours.


June 2023

Fire Fighter I Jennifer Roberts, Battalion 2, Engine 33/*FPB, 1st Platoon
17 years, 8 months, 17 days

Fire Fighter I Jeffry Wallace, Battalion 3, Engine 13, 1st Platoon
25 years

April 2023

Fire Fighter III Thomas Asada, Battalion 2, Engine 22, 1st Platoon
22 years, 10 months, 23 days

Fire Fighter I Shane Saito, Ladder 7, 3rd Platoon
25 years, 9 days

February 2023

Senior Pilot Terry Watanabe, Battalion 5, Air 1, 2nd Platoon
32 years, 7 months, 25 days

Fire Fighter I William Jarrett, Battalion 1, Engine 25, 2nd Platoon
19 years, 11 months, 25 days


Battalion Chief

Ethan Aea
Christopher Cabasa
Michael Jones
Keoki Kaalele
Hank Kaiwi Jr.
Sean Kamai
Shawn Kuratani
Kevin Mokulehua
Blake Takahashi
Aina Watson
Russell Youth

Fire Fighter Cancer Presumption FAQs

Common questions regarding Act 107 (House Bill [HB] 1778).


Act 107 was known as the Hawaii Firefighter Cancer Presumptive Law. It was introduced as Senate Bill 2660 by State Senator Rosalyn Baker, and the companion House Bill 1778 was introduced by Representative Scott Saiki. Act 107 acknowledges the occupational hazards that are inherent with being a fire fighter and provides sufficient medical coverage so that appropriate and timely treatment would reduce the impact of cancer for the families of fire fighters. The first part of Section 2 of the Act, ”Medical care, services, and supplies for controverted (undecided) claims”, applies to all worker’s compensation (WC) claims and requires private health care plans to pay for medical care, services, and supplies, when a WC claim is submitted and is progressing through the process. Although Chapter 10, Title 12, Administrative Rules, specified if a WC claim was filed, the health care insurer was to provide coverage for treatment costs, insurers were not covering the medical costs and would direct the employee to go through WC. Many doctors would tell their patients they would need to find a physician who would accept WC claims. The second part of the Section 2, “Medical care, services, and supplies for firefighters suffering from cancer”, identifies the types of cancers that will be covered by WC and applies to fire fighters who have five or more years of service. If the claim is determined to be compensable, WC will reimburse the treatment costs paid by the private health care plan and the employee.

Yes, a retiree may file a WC claim if diagnosed with the type of cancer covered by Act 107.

There is a two-year limitation between the date of the initial diagnosis to the date the WC claim is filed. For assistance, please contact the HFD Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120 or -723-7137.

This definition is in HRS 88-21 “Retirement for Public Officers and Employees.”

This definition is in HRS 587D “Safe Haven for Newborns.”